Douglas Alexander in Somali region of Ethiopia

UK Development Secretary Douglas Alexander MP arrived in Ethiopia early this morning.  We changed to a 10-seater plane and flew straight up to Kebredihar in the Somali Region - part of Ethiopia most seriously affected by the humanitarian crisis.

Douglas visited a school of 1,300 children and a hospital (where we saw a mother and a malnourished child being cared for - one of the lucky ones).

More to follow, including photos.  Now back in Addis, and off to a reception with development partners.  And another very early start tomorrow to see a bit more of Ethiopia, before meeting Prime Minster Meles on Friday afternoon.

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  1. Neil Robertson

    Well while we are waiting for Douglas and Howard's photos, here is a link to some of the Ethiopians featured on the Safe Hands for Mothers website by
    Nancy Durrell-McKenna:

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